Assistant Research Professor of Architecture

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Assistant Research Professor of Architecture

Ball State University 

“Design Innovation Fellow” contract faculty position available starting August 17, 2020 for the 2020-21 academic year, renewable for an additional year upon favorable intermediate review. The fellowship intends to support individuals committed to expanding and advancing the culture of architecture and design through creative practice or research. 

The Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) at Ball State University has a rich history in community engaged, professionally grounded, innovative and impactful design education.  The Department of Architecture offers undergraduate and graduate architecture programs that emphasize the education of architecture and historic preservation students through design studio, immersive and experiential learning, design computation, digital fabrications, engagement with social and environmental justice issues, and critical practice in pursuit of preparing the next generation of leaders in architecture and historic preservation. We are committed to reaffirm the values of social equity and environmental responsibility, in particular as they relate to the design of the built environment. 

Major responsibility: teach in our professional graduate and/or undergraduate architecture programs including a design studio as well as a lecture/seminar course that could support the applicant’s research agenda. The preferred area of fellow investigation is emerging design media such as industrial robotics and contemporary fabrication techniques. A graduate research assistant will be made available to assist the Fellow’s pursuit of a vigorous design/research agenda that culminates in an exhibition, public lecture, and potential publication of work at the conclusion of the fellowship. 

Minimum qualifications:  Professional M.Arch degree OR Professional B.Arch degree with non-professional Master’s degree in architecture or allied discipline from an accredited college or university. 

Candidates must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship. 

Preferred qualifications: Evidence of excellence in contemporary design, visualization and fabrication methods; design research, design methodologies and scholarship; ability to articulate agenda for fellowship duration; potential to take on a leadership role in shaping the future discourses of design fields.

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, approximately 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students enroll each year in diverse academic programs on and off campus.  Our students come from all Indiana counties, all 50 states and 68 countries to pursue knowledge in seven academic colleges offering 190 undergraduate majors, 130 undergraduate minors, 140 graduate programs and 200 study abroad programs. 

The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same. 

The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave.  For further information regarding benefits please visit: 

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. 


Apply online at:  Include the following documents with your on-line application: CV, portfolio, and cover letter, addressed to Andrea Swartz, Professor + Department Chair.  The option to upload transcripts is also available. Original, official transcript showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.   

Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through January 14, 2020. 

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